The AndyGram

Friday, Aug 12th

You are here: Home Theatre Reviews & Features 2015-16 Reviews 2011-12 Theatre Season Press Releases ARCADIA Begins Final Week of Performances
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 14:29

ARCADIA Begins Final Week of Performances

Marilyn Stasio, Variety



The Tony® nominated revival of Tom Stoppard’s ARCADIA directed by David Leveaux, begins the final week of its limited engagement tonight at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). When it ends its run, as previously announced, on Sunday, June 19, ARCADIA will have played 73 regular performances and 35 preview performances.

The production received Tony Award® nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play (Billy Crudup). In addition, the production received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Tom Riley), Drama League nominations for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two nominations for Distinguished Performance (Billy CrudupRaúl Esparza), and a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut (Grace Gummer).

The Broadway cast includes Margaret Colin, Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza, Glenn Fleshler, Grace Gummer, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Bel Powley, Tom Riley, Noah Robbins, David Turner and Lia Williams.

Bel Powley, Tom Riley, and Lia Williams are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.  The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

ARCADIA is set in April 1809 in a stately home in Derbyshire.  Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory, beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard (Lia Williams and Billy Crudup) are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.

ARCADIA opened on Thursday, March 17 to acclaim from critics. Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, “Feel the heat rising,Arcadia is propelled by genuine, panting passion. Experience the ingenuity and seamlessness of Stoppard’s time-traveling craftsmanship, but also feel the emphatic imagination brought to characters you may wind up realizing you never fully grasped before,” John Lahr of The New Yorker said “Arcadia is one of the great plays of my theatergoing life,” Scott Brown of New York Magazine called it “an exquisite revival of Stoppard’s masterpiece,” and Melissa Rose Bernardo of Entertainment Weekly said “It’s a fantastic evening. Love, sex, literature, and the second law of thermodynamics collide in Arcadia.”

ARCADIA is produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman ProductionsRoger BerlindStephanie P. McClellandScott M. Delman, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Robert G. BartnerOlympus Theatricals and Doug Smith, in association with Janine Safer Whitney.

The creative team for ARCADIA includes: Hildegard Bechtler (set), Gregory Gale (costumes), Donald Holder (lighting), David Van Tieghem (sound), Corin Buckeridge (music) and Jodi Moccia (choreography).

ARCADIA performance schedule: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.

# # # #

Follow ARCADIA on Twitter: @ArcadiaBroadway
or on Facebook: 

Follow BBB on Twitter: @BBBway or on Facebook.
For the most up to date press releases visit our Blog.